The Health Sciences Library provides current, authoritative information in a timely manner to all hospital staff and patients who request it. The library acquires, preserves, organizes and disseminates a collection in a variety of formats that supports patient care and the research and educational programs of the hospital. The Paterson campus library is located on the fourth floor of the Xavier Building at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. The Wayne campus library is located on the main level of the hospital behind the Meyer Conference Room.
Library Services include:
- Literature Searches
- Interlibrary Loan
- Reference Services
- Current Awareness
- Computer Access
- The library also houses the Hospital Archives
- Library Staff
- Hours of Operation
The library staff, led by the Director of Library Services, Patricia May, has well over one hundred years of professional experience. The librarians are all masters-trained, and have certifications from the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals, and MLA’s level 2 Consumer Health Specialization. They regularly attend continuing education courses in order to continue to provide cutting-edge services.
Patricia May, MLS, AHIP,
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center Campus Library is staffed during the following hours:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday - 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Campus Library is staffed during the following hours:
- Monday, Friday - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The libraries are closed for holidays on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Both campus libraries are accessible to staff 24 hours a day with ID card reader access.